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, "Mikhail Ramendik" <mikhram@d...>
> >From: Bella Shidiskas <shidiskas@c...>
> > > And another characteristic of these mines is that they tend to
> > not
> > > kill. They are less powerful than most regular mines, and are
> > intended to
> > > tear of feet of enemy infantrymen.
> > But mostly children are suffering form such mines! What life is
> > waiting for a child in Chechnya with legs wipped out? Even in rich
> > countries his life would be difficult, but in Chechnya, where are
> > even no medicines to kill pain! The crime is the same - to kill or
> > to wipp out legs!
> This information was intended to show that the particular mines
mentioned in the
> report were indeed probably laid by the fighters. I am not saying
> mining operations in Chechnya contain no crimes. In fact, I do not
> information to say anything on this matter.
in the report the makeshifts mine put on the side of the road
have been mentioned. Makeshifts mines (for Russians - "rastyazhka")
are known to be favorite and didactic in soviet/russian airborne
forces. It is often used to guard the place of location of a
Now, with a little thinking, why the Chechens would
need to put a makeshift mine on the side of the road - maybe, to
explode an eventual unlucky soldier who once might deside
to leave a column for his phisiological needs exactly
in the place??? Very Chechen-bandit tactics, isn't it?
On another hand, Russian cowardly military could well put a
makeshift mine trying to prevent planting a mine on the road
by the Chechen fighters, or to prevent an ambush in the place.
I am sorry that my initial comment to the story about two teens
exploded by a makeshift mine was not sufficiently specific (I
needed to consult a military expert for that). I hope from the
above explanation is it pretty obvious (at least, it is more
likely - a reservation for the skeptics) that the mine which
killed two Chechen teens was put by Russians.
Try also to remember that Chechen reports never mention the
use of anti-personnel mines, including the makeshifts mines
as the means of destruction of Russian aggressors, quite opposite to
the Russian who have been joyfully reporting about fighters
killed on their cleverly installed mine fields (why not to mine
the highways of Moscow to kill corrupted officials, and those
who assist them, or those who will be corrupted official in
So, the lion portion of responsibility of civilians victims
of the anti-personnel mines is on the Russian military.
Deciding if this is ought to be considered a (war) crime is a
competence of an international justice which is obscured
by the major world powers (i.e the major killing machines),
Russia and the United States the most, but the personal
judgement concerning this matter is the best indicator of a
personal credo and mentality.
I just wonder, if a Chechen soldier, or just someone wishing to
help the Chechen cause, would throw a couple of kg of
mines around your house (just those you seem to approve - which look
like green leaves) to kill your neighbour colonel and a couple of
FSB collaborators and OMON officers allegedly living there -
this would be considered a normal military
preventive action, a terrorism, or a criminal act, or maybe
a hooliganism, a even a good HNY joke in the "new Russia" style?
I still view an attempted apology of Russian crimes by other
crimes as an indicator of a corrupted moral and, actually,
just a hate intentionally implanted into mind of Russian
people by Kremlin&KGB mastered brainewashing machine.
If Russians are really concerned about NATO war crimes and maybe
about "NATO genocide" of Serbs or Albanians then why they choose
to spend time on this list trying to excuse a monstrous brutality
and crimes by Russian army and authorities instead of adding
their voice and the knowledge they (pretend to) possess to the
protection of alleged "NATO victims" in Kosovo?
Why excusing and concealing crimes committed on behalf of
"mother-Russia" is more comfortable for "new Russians"
(or "Russians of new Russia", or "homo-post-sovieticus",
to be more precise) than condemning
and preventing the crimes and brutality???
Last remark: I had personal encounter with a girl from Serbia who
was very critical to NATO actions. Still, all I heard from her
was not far away from the picture I made myself based just on
NATO news. None of her condemnation of NATO actions was anyhow
close to the unbelievable monstrous things I head from the
Chechens I met in person. I also never read any story told by
Albanians which would describe such unbelievable inhuman actions
by the Russian troops which are told by Chechens and human rights
(BTW: A Russian book of the 60-s about the middle East conflict
has been mentioning Israel using mini antipersonnel mines in the
shape of pencils, toys etc. against the Palestinian population...
This is where from I know about these mines - from same
"authentic source", but that was a book, not a daily outlet).